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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: Nepal, 25 Apr 2015 06:11, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
12 May 07:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
May 12 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.6°N / 86.18°E (Nepal)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) SE of Kodāri̇̄ (pop: 1,600)
63 km (39 mi) E of Dhulikhel (pop: 16,300)
65 km (40 mi) E of Banepā (pop: 17,200)
85 km (53 mi) E of Kathmandu (pop: 1,442,300)
163 km (102 mi) N of Darbhanga (pop: 287,200)
182 km (113 mi) NE of Muzaffarpur (pop: 333,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 May 07:36 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km NepalGFZ
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 13:21:53 (12 May 07:36:53 UTC)M 6.3 / 15 km33km NNE of Ramechhap, NepalUSGS
Tue, 12 May 07:36 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km NEPALEMSC
Tue, 12 May 07:36 UTCM 6.3 / 15 kmNNE of Ramechhap, NepalGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (56)

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chennai, india (3478.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jamshedpur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Patna Bihar India / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Horrible
jaipur / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Dalhausi, Kolkata / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dhaka (597.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kolkata (600.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manesar Gurgaon (915.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was working on my computer when i felt my chair shaking. all Office Building vacated as we work at 6th floor, Many people were already out there.
Bantala, Kolkata / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dhaka / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was working at the desk. Felt light movement, but ignored it cuz I felt tired, and thought it was my imgaination. Happened twice in a few minutes.
Kolkata / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
KOlkata (600.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gurgaon / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was working on my computer when i felt my chair shaking. First i thought my wife who was standing behind my chair was shaking it but when she too felt it then we ran out of our house. Many people were already out there.
New Delhi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gurgaon (904.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kolkata (601.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Prolonged virbation felt in Kolkata,India.
Deoria / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : log ek bhukamp ke baad fir bhool kyon jaate hain
Kolkata, New Town, Rajarhat (605.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
guwahati (600.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
new delhi (887.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rajabagicha, Cuttack (794.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
ahmedabad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gurgaon (900 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dhaka (Bangladesh, 592 km SE of epicenter) : This was horrible. (reported through EMSC)
Gorakhpur (India, 307 km W of epicenter) : Badly shaking (reported through EMSC)
Kolkata (India, 598 km S of epicenter) : This shaking was just for a couple of seconds, but distinct enough to notice. (reported through EMSC)
Kishanganj (India, 236 km SE of epicenter) : it was a small one. (reported through EMSC)
Muzaffarpur (India, 192 km SW of epicenter) : We felt it but time was very short. 10 sec (reported through EMSC)
Nagpur (India, 1027 km SW of epicenter) : Shock was minute. I just felt my chair was shaking. It last for about 1 min. (reported through EMSC)
Kolkata (India, 599 km S of epicenter) : Felt it this time too but it less... The grund was shaking and the water in the underground water tank was making small waves which were visible. All is well so far... (reported through EMSC)
Kolkata (India, 592 km S of epicenter) : Loc: Belghoria, KolkataSlight tremors felt. Nothing more. No need to panic yet. If need be, run to open areas/spaces. (reported through EMSC)
Guwahati (India, 564 km E of epicenter) : 2times strike again...... (reported through EMSC)
(Bangladesh, 563 km SE of epicenter) : I felt my head was spinning during the earthquake . I Was terrified. God save us. (reported through EMSC)
Patna (India, 255 km SW of epicenter) : Very high tremors. (reported through EMSC)
Patna (India, 254 km SW of epicenter) : Horrible (reported through EMSC)
Patan (Nepal, 98 km W of epicenter) : Quick shake of 2 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Gurgaon (India, 917 km W of epicenter) : Bad shakeup (reported through EMSC)
Gurgaon (India, 915 km W of epicenter) : I was relaxing on my bed when I noticed that my fan i s shaking irregularly. My bottle of water also shooked. (reported through EMSC)
Gurgaon (India, 912 km W of epicenter) : Walked out of office to the field outside. (reported through EMSC)
New Delhi (India, 911 km W of epicenter) : Felt it in Delhi (reported through EMSC)
Hardoi (India, 612 km W of epicenter) : I just seeing TV and I felt a tremor I just ran away of my house with family (reported through EMSC)
Kolkata (India, 606 km S of epicenter) : Am from Kolkata. Felt this quake for about 30 sec. The most intense in my life. Water in the bottle was shaking vigorously. Chair i was sitting on also vibrated. I was ready enough to know that it was an earthquake. Got out of my flat and seeked refuge on the road. Will advice all people in such situation to do so asap. Mobile connection is still not working. A true dialect: His existance shall prove whilst science shall fail in front of people's eyes. (reported through EMSC)
Dhaka (Bangladesh, 594 km SE of epicenter) : Pretty good swaying on 6th floor here in Dhaka. (reported through EMSC)
Dhaka (Bangladesh, 594 km SE of epicenter) : Nothing to say. Scary... The building was shaking like a boat. (reported through EMSC)
Dhaka (Bangladesh, 593 km SE of epicenter) : Everything was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Lakhimpur (India, 546 km W of epicenter) : This is serious (reported through EMSC)
Basti (India, 364 km W of epicenter) : Felt it. Though mild this time in here (reported through EMSC)
Jayenpur (India, 363 km SE of epicenter) : I FEAL EARTH QUAKE (reported through EMSC)
Butwal (Nepal, 281 km W of epicenter) : Todsy I feel an earthquake .its 7.1 (reported through EMSC)
Patna (India, 254 km SW of epicenter) : Felt heavy tremors (reported through EMSC)
Siliguri (India, 234 km SE of epicenter) : The whole building was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Namchi (India, 210 km E of epicenter) : Slight jolt (reported through EMSC)
Bharatpur (Nepal, 185 km W of epicenter) : I felt in chitwan Nepal (reported through EMSC)
Dharan (Nepal, 133 km SE of epicenter) : Yet another earthquake !! (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 97 km W of epicenter) : We felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Suryabinayak (Nepal, 89 km W of epicenter) : I felt while working on the office (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Nepal, 12 May 2015 07:36

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (137 quakes):
  • 17 Oct 2015 18:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Oct 2015 08:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Oct 2015 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Oct 2015 12:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2015 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2015 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 2015 10:54 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 09 Sep 2015 12:38 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Sep 2015 23:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Sep 2015 23:06 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Aug 2015 02:41 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Aug 2015 09:23 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Aug 2015 09:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Aug 2015 22:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 18:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 04:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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